Serious cuts to Legal Aid funding in Ontario is bringing access to justice into the news across Canada. Legal Aid rates are also a problem in British Columbia. Access to Justice is connected to proper funding of Legal Aid, we need both for fair courts!
See the Chief Justice's comments on these crucial issues in this CBC article: Article Link
"Wagner said research in the U.S., U.K. and Australia has shown a 6 to 1 return for governments from every dollar spent on legal aid.
A report from the Canadian Bar Association in 2016 said no such Canadian study exists, but pointed to other international research that found every $1 investment in legal aid leads to $6 in savings on public spending for such things as income supports and shelters, through the speedy resolution of legal disputes."